Iowa Public Television

K-12 Connections Event
Stories & More: Counting and Number Concepts
Subject Areas:
    Language Arts/Communication

Stories & More ICN sessions are interactive, educational and fun! During the session we read stories, watch short videos, sing songs, discuss and do activities. Participating in ICN sessions is a great way to get children excited about technology as well as our various topics. Content is geared toward Prek-1st grade audiences.

ICN Sessions are offered by Iptv and the ICN at NO COST to participants. You will also receive a supplementary book to keep in your classroom, library, or center.

DECEMBER: Counting & Number Concepts

Great Counting books that may be used in session:

  • Numbers, by Susan Canizares and Daniel Moreton
  • Patterns, by Samantha Berger and Daniel Moreton
  • Mouse Count, by Ellen Stoll Walsh
  • Ten Black Dots, by Donald Crews


  • Numberline Worksheet - one copy for every two students
  • Counting Manipulatives of some kind
  • Three to four colors of manipulatives for patterning work. Students will work in pairs and each pair will need 15-20 individual pieces of something. The presenter will use tri-colored noodles and colored fish-shaped crackers as examples (items such as dried beans, noodles, chips, cereal, small colored pieces of paper or foam, etc. would work here as long as there is three to four different things).

Following this ICN session, confirmed registrants receive the complimentary books The Doorbell Rang and Mouse Count or alternate titles.

Stories & More sessions are offered each month on a Thursday. Each day there will be two opportunities to participate, 9:30-10:15 AM and 12:30-1:15 PM. Click on the titles below for more information and to register for other Stories & More ICN sessions.

  • September 19 - Stories & More: ABC's
  • October 17 - Stories & More: Animals
  • November 21 - Stories & More: Families
  • December 12 - Stories & More: Counting & Number Concepts
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    Classroom Resources:

    The following related programs are available on IPTV's broadcast or from the AEAs: (Check the K-12 Classroom Television ( Web site for broadcast dates and times.)

    • MATH MONSTERS: (Grade Level: PK-2)

    Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa.

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    Contact Person:
    Abby Brown

    (800) 532-1290 or (515)242-4181 or (515)242-3100
    Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
    December 12, 2013
     Thursday, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    Audience: Grades PK-1
    Friday, December 6, 2013
    December 12, 2013
     Thursday, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
    Audience: Grades PK-1
    Friday, December 6, 2013
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